Sunday Post: Dec 14


The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!


Last Weekchristmas-card

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I finally started feeling better. Yay! I worked on Christmas cards and got involved making shaker cards (cards with clear acrylic on the front so I can put sequins and beads underneath and the card can be shaken like a snow globe. Great fun to make, but they take a while so I’m going to have to do a few quicker ones and get the cards in the mail!

My husband got home on Friday. So good to see him! We’re going to have lunch tomorrow with our son and his girlfriend in Washington, DC. That will be nice since my husband and I are leaving next week for Christmas in the Midwest and our son is going to New York to spend Christmas with his girlfriend’s family.

Blog posts


What I’m reading

Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

Red Rising by Pierce Brown (audio)

What I read the this week

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

This Case is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikov (audio)

A Killer’s Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Books, E-books, Audiobooks–NetGalley, library, purchased or free


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Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey

The Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian

Kindle e-books (bought or free)

Christmas is Murder by C. S. Challinor

Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornakova

Marked by Sarah Fine


Stories of the Raksura by Martha Wells

Next Week

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Next week I’m going to be very busy. We leave on Saturday to spend Christmas with our daughter in Iowa. Our daughter in Iowa bought a house this year and she wants us all to spend her first Christmas in the house with her. After Christmas I will drive to Illinois with my older daughter and spend a week with her and my husband will fly home to work. I need to finish up stuff here and get ready for Iowa and Christmas!

Blog Posts

  • TTT: My Favorite books read in 2014
  • TBR Review: Have Space Suit – Will Travel by Robert Heinlein
  • Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
  • Review: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier
  • Sunday Post

What books did you collect last week? What are you planning next week?


Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

13 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Dec 14”

  1. Wow sounds like you’ve got a lot on your To-Do list! So nice you were able to have a good visit with your son before you all head off in opposite directions. I love the Christmas card! That sounds like fun to make and to receive! I’m behind on my blog reading but I’ve got your review of the Crombie book saved. Looking forward to reading it. Have a great week!


    1. Thanks, Katherine! Yes, it’s going to be a busy week! We had a great time with our son and his girlfriend. Really nice to see them both. I love making these cards, but they do take more time than I have right now.


    1. Thanks, Kimba! And that’s true I am having fun. This is my favorite time of the year though I miss the days when our kids were little.


  2. Hope you have safe travels and a wonderful holiday. Enjoy the family time. Your books look good, I’m kinda interested in Christmas is Murder. Looks fun.


  3. Very busy and lots of traveling. I hope your travels go well.

    The card looks fun and what a neat idea. Maybe after your travels, you can share the directions.

    I’m glad you’re feeling better, and have a great week.


    1. Thanks, Bea! I’m really looking forward to spending Christmas with our daughters. Just wish our son and his girlfriend could be there, too. I guess her family wants to see her, too…LOL.

      These cards are lots of fun to make. Maybe after Christmas I could put instructions on my family blog.


  4. Whew, you are a busy woman this holiday season, Jan! I’m so glad you’re feeling better and that you got to see your son, since you won’t have him with you at Christmas. I guess it’s something we have to adjust to as our children grow up! Your cards look cute; I didn’t know one could make the shaker cards. Have a great week and safe travels!


    1. Thanks, Lark! It was great to see our son and we are looking forward to next week and Christmas with our daughters. It is hard to adjust to sometimes when the kids can’t spend the holidays or other times with us. I just feel lucky when it does work out for some of us to get together.


  5. Your card is cute. Sounds like fun.
    And that’s quite a lot of books too. Glad you’re feeling better and enjoy time with your husband and family:)
    Merry Christmas!


  6. You made that card?! That looks like something from Hallmark. Great job! It’s crazy to think that it’s already the time of year when people are confirming their holiday plans. 2014 just flew by.


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